Art to Go Programs: Elementary School
Native North American Art
Major geographic areas discussed include the Northeast, the Great Plains, the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. Several objects are from pre-European contact sites in Ohio.
Oodles and Oodles of Lines and Shapes
Students will be introduced to the art elements of line, shape, and form through a hands-on session with genuine art objects from a variety of world cultures.
Problem Solving: What in the World?
This is an extremely interactive lesson where students are prompted to answer questions about art objects, such as "What is it made of? What does the design reveal about the culture that made it? How do you think it was used?" This encourages them to analyze the art objects and learn about the cultures that made them.
Repeat, Repeat, Pattern, Pattern
Pattern is the repetition of any element-line, shape, or color, for example-in a design. What is being repeated is often referred to as a "motif." The objects included in Repeat, Repeat, Pattern, Pattern are full of motifs as diverse as diamonds, flowers, butterflies, birds, clouds, and mountains.